|Best CPU Cooler Performance Intel/AMD Q1-2010|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Cooling|
|Written by Olin Coles|
|Friday, 12 March 2010|
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Xigmatek Balder SD1283 CAC-SXHH3-U06
Xigmatek has taken Heatpipe Direct Touch (HDT) technology to new levels with their large CPU-cooler product line. Based on a blend of HDT-S1283 and Dark Knight S1283V designs, the Xigmatek Balder SD1283 utilizes three 8mm copper heat-pipe rods in a U-tower configuration with jagged aluminum fin plates.
The Xigmatek Balder SD1283 includes one 120mm cooling fan, but can fit a second unit on the reverse side of the heatsink.
NewEgg sells the Xigmatek Balder for $44.95, which puts this heatsink on the high-side of prices compared to other CPU coolers.
Features and Specification
Nickel-plated copper heatpipe rods receive a polished finish at the HDT base, similar to the Dark Knight version. Both the AMD socket-frame clip and the Intel ACK-17361 bolt-through kit keeps contact pressure very high on processor.